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One truth I have found out is that, everyone wants to be great and successful. We all want to be celebrated, we want to be recognized, respected, and honoured in our society and the world at large. But few of the “everyone” actually get this DONE. Only a minority of the “everyone” accomplish all these.
What then is the hindrance? What is the reason why only few out of the many achieve these feats? What is the problem?
Fear is the hindrance. Most people are afraid of not being able to achieve it, some think they cannot achieve it, while some others are afraid of even achieving it. The last group are those who have the fear of success- they are afraid of maintaining success; they think they may not be able to continue to be successful. For this group, they better not go up, than to go up and come down again. My position then is, what makes them think that if they go up, they will come down. Do your best to be successful, truth is, what will come will come, and what will happen will happen. Hence, your actions (that you control) should be channeled towards being successful. We should be cautious and wise in our decision-making and action-taking.
Do not allow the fear of what will happen, make nothing happen. This fear can make you inactive, and at the end of the day, nothing happens. What if the reason for your fear never ever appears? Remove that “feeling” that something bad will, or wants to happen, and focus on accomplishing your goals. Take those steps, see that individual, walk into that office, write that song, write that book, go for that audition, start that business, create that group, just DO something that takes the ball out of your court!! Be cautious and wise in your actions and decisions.
On the 26th of April, I was at an event in Lagos tagged #LiveYourDreamsAfrica, an initiative of UK Certified Life Coach, Psychologist, and Management Consultant, Bankole Williams.
The last man that spoke that day is one of the people I’m always eager to hear from and listen to- Olakunle Soriyan, Principal Transformational Strategist at Olakunle Soriyan Company. He made three points on living your dreams, and I want to share with you, my precious reader, from my notes. Fly with me….
The first thing about living your dreams is actually understanding and being clear and certain of your dreams- that your dream really is your dream. You should be sure of what your dreams really are, and that you are not copying someone’s dream, probably because that person is popular, or making much money from living her dreams. Be sure of what you want to set your life to achieve. How then can one be sure? Myles Munroe said, “purpose determines design”
1. You have got to have a clear-cut understanding of your talents and the skills you’d love to acquire.
2. Your dreams are inbuilt, dig deep by discovering things you are passionate, frustrated, or angry about in the society.
3. Service, Loyalty, and Goodness to ALL is another way given by Mr. Soriyan. Ik Osakioduwa also confirmed this when he said, “If you want to live your dreams, serve someone’s dreams”
The second point after dreaming (clarity) is what I call WAKING UP. You have got to wake up to the reality of your society and environment, and the SYSTEMS by which they operate. When you wake up to this reality, you will discover that it is not as easy as you thought, but guess what? If you DECIDE to continue, device (legitimate) means to live your dreams, and take steps to do such, you will succeed. Success and fulfillment is INTENTIONAL. Never forget to wake up to the reality of your dreams.
Finally, he spoke on the need to have someone (or people) that we are accountable to. People we consult before making any major decision in life; people whose hindsight is our foresight. He said, “Be weary of generals without scars”. Choose people whose records and individuals around them speak volumes of their capacity, rather than themselves.
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Sir Isaac Newton, one of the world’s foremost scientist that have ever lived gave three laws as regards motion, and the first of which we will be considering it’s application today.
The law states that, an object remains at rest or moves at a constant velocity until it is being acted upon by a force.
What this means is that, it will take a force or ACTION to make things happen. Events, situations, circumstances, challenges, and everything that happens in your life, is at the mercy of your decisions (to act).
There is nothing like indecision, you only DECIDE to do nothing- that too is a form of ACTION. You act to STOP a thing, act to START a thing, or act to PROMOTE a thing. Doing nothing is ACTING to SUPPORT the status quo.
Abraham Lincoln said, “the only way evil prevails over good is when good men decide to do nothing.” My dear, read that quote again please. Evil prevails over good, because good men DO NOTHING. Hence, doing nothing, supports what is happening.
If you are really tired of what’s going on in your life, you will do something about it, because when you do nothing, nothing happens. I mean NO-THING!!!
If you do not like the way your life is GOING, you ACT to STOP what’s happening. If you want something to START happening in your life, you ACT to BEGIN it.
I say it again, EVERYTHING that concerns you, is at the mercy of your DECISIONS.
Be ACTIVE friends, be ACTIVE. Start to achieve what you want to achieve. Stop WORRYING and start DOING!!!